Shaklee BestWater® and PerfectPitcher®
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issue of Consumer Reports features a favorable rating
for our Shaklee BestWater and PerfectPitcher
- The Best Water countertop
filter received an "excellent" rating in 4 of 5 categories,
including its ability to remove lead, chloroform and
bad-tasting elements in water as well as for the filter's
ability to refrain from clogging over its lifetime.
- The Perfect Pitcher received
two "excellent" ratings, one for its flow rate and the other
for its ability to refrain from clogging.
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Why Do We Need
of Water Pollution
About half of the
water pollution problem stems from leaking gasoline storage
tanks, storm sewers, sewage treatment plants, septic tanks,
and industry. The rest comes from parking lot runoff; lawns,
agriculture, and construction sites.
These sources not
only affect surface water, but solvents and pesticides are
also able to slowly trickle down through the ground to the
aquifers deep beneath the earth's surface.
pollutants, viruses, bacteria, and other microbes are still
with us, producing polio, colds, flu, hepatitis, cancer,
typhoid, salmonella, cholera, amebic dysentery, shigella,
myelitis, and other diseases.
Many of these
organisms get into the water supply through public bathing,
cesspools, outhouses, septic leach, inadequate water
treatment, and the lack of good sanitation.
Most of the time
these can be controlled by proper sanitation and chlorination.
Chlorine, for all the good it has done in controlling
microorganisms, may facilitate later chronic ailments.
The chlorine combines
with various organic chemicals, producing chloroform and
trihalogenated methanes, which may promote atherosclerosis and
cancer of the rectum, colon, and bladder. The risk-to-benefit
ratio of adding fluoride to our water (to prevent tooth decay)
is still being debated.
In view of the sheer
volume of contaminants now being introduced daily into our
water supply, nature is overwhelmed in her purification
efforts. Our efforts toward cleaning up our water have not
kept pace with our polluting.
We have about 326
million cubic miles of water covering 70 percent of our
planet. There is in addition an untold amount of ground water
and water vapor in the atmosphere.
For the last 6,000
years of earth's history this same water supply has been
recycling itself through an endless process of evaporation,
condensation, and precipitation. All along the way it services
and nourishes every form of plant and animal life.
brings its blessings, lingers until its job is done and then
departs, many times carrying a load of waste materials which
it kindly delivers to some other life form down the line as
But for the human
race, we need to be on the top of this line, not at the bottom
Be sure to protect your family
with Shaklee's Best Water line of Water purification
products. It will be one of your best investments ever. We